Once the natural bacteria living in your mouth manage to create a cavity, it will gradually start to spread. If you choose to forgo treatment, a small cavity could develop into a very large problem. In time, the compromised tooth could fracture near the gumline or become so badly infected that it needs to be extracted by Dr. Patrick L. Huston, DDS, MSD.
Once your gums have healed and any infection concerns have passed, Dr. Patrick L. Huston, DDS, MSD can then help you understand your dental restoration options. One of the most effective methods is to have Dr. Patrick L. Huston, DDS, MSD replace the tooth with a dental implant.
This calls for a minimally invasive oral surgery where a titanium dental implant will be inserted into the bone structure. As time goes by, the implant will gradually start to fuse with the surrounding tissues. Once this is complete, Dr. Patrick L. Huston, DDS, MSD can fit the dental implant with a dental crown that is made from porcelain, gold, or a base metal alloy.
Porcelain dental crowns are best for restoring a tooth lost from your smile. It can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth. To restore a molar, Dr. Patrick L. Huston, DDS, MSD might recommend using gold or base metals. This will give the tooth the durability to chew and grind the tough foods you eat.
If you live in the Tustin, California, area and you are suffering from a severe untreated cavity or missing tooth, you should call 714-795-3117 to seek treatment at OC Advanced Periodontics.